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Username Post: Michelangelo Oberti        (Topic#27436)
Posts: 120

Reg: 11-21-04
09-18-23 05:32 PM - Post#358005    

Just committed to Penn:
https://twitter.com/NJBeasts/status/17038 489558957...

Anyone have any insights?

PhD Student
Posts: 1128

Reg: 11-22-04
09-18-23 05:43 PM - Post#358006    
    In response to GoQuakersGo

Italian player not known much before the summer circuit but the City of Basketball Love folks had this to say recently and can maybe expand?

Michelangelo Oberti (2024 | Morris Catholic, N.J.)
Oberti was simply too big for anyone on Chantilly (Va.) — their biggest player stood 6-6 — to stop. He scored 19 points with five rebounds, two assists, and a block as Morris Catholic pulled away in the second half. Oberti’s sheer size allowed him to make plays other players can’t make — such as a thunderous alley-oop and multiple dunks through contact — but he also showed skill such as a sweet stroke from the foul line and wing, good footwork that got him in position for easy finishes, and the understanding of when to make certain passes and rotate defensively.

PhD Student
Posts: 1175

Loc: Our Nation's Capital
Reg: 01-18-05
09-19-23 01:38 PM - Post#358011    
    In response to 91Quake

Hear he's a real artist on the court. Can sculpt his own shot and everything.

Posts: 33016

Reg: 11-21-04
09-19-23 02:16 PM - Post#358012    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

I suppose this is the Last Judgment.

Old Bear 
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Reg: 11-23-04
09-19-23 02:31 PM - Post#358013    
    In response to palestra38

I certainly hope so.

Silver Maple 
Posts: 3787

Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
09-19-23 03:01 PM - Post#358014    
    In response to Old Bear

Maybe he'll paint the ceiling of the Palestra?

penn nation 
Posts: 21389

Reg: 12-02-04
Michelangelo Oberti
09-19-23 04:34 PM - Post#358015    
    In response to Silver Maple

So Michaelangelo will be open?

In the post?

Edited by penn nation on 09-19-23 04:34 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

Posts: 5597

Age: 60
Reg: 07-07-09
09-19-23 09:28 PM - Post#358016    
    In response to penn nation

Donahue demonstrates ability to recruit a player with a 5-star name.

Take that, haters.

Masters Student
Posts: 639

Age: 66
Reg: 02-18-18
09-23-23 11:42 PM - Post#358053    
    In response to TheLine

Probably human nature but I find it amusing that there are more posts on the guy Penn did not get than the one they did get.

Posts: 4378

Reg: 11-21-04
09-25-23 09:54 AM - Post#358068    
    In response to OldBig5

It’s hard to get a feel from the Internet. Morris Catholic is a good ( not elite) high school basketball program and the level of competition for a 6’ 10” kid with significant size advantage is hard to gage. I agree with an earlier post that a more in-depth opinion of someone who has seen him play last summer would help.

PhD Student
Posts: 1914

Reg: 11-29-04
09-25-23 11:42 AM - Post#358072    
    In response to AsiaSunset

I watched a few of his games on the internet, and I agree it is hard to tell how he will stack up in college.

On the positive side, he is big, has a solid frame, has some solid skills (moves to his left, spins, mid-range shot), reasonable speed, and plays reasonably physically. He can finish at the hoop with contact. If he can be the type of player that clears the boards for rebounds, he would have value to the team. It wasn't clear how much vision/passing he has, but he looks like he could be a good Donahue study on that.

He has good but not great feet. His footwork is in the right places but a bit slow. He looks heavy on his heels rather than light on the balls of his feet. He looked physical, but not yet enough to dominate in the league. He was determined and worked hard, but he didn't have a continuous motor like a Brodeur type.

In sum, I think he is a prospect. Not a starter right away, but not a 4 year project. With hard work on his speed, footwork, vision, and motor, I could see him developing into a Rothschild type of player. The good news is that what he needs to work on is exactly what Spinoso is good at. Hopefully he will pick a lot of that up by osmosis.

He seems to have improved dramatically between some of his younger videos and recent ones. That is a big positive. He didn't look like a D1 player in his early ones. Now he shows the potential more clearly.

Posts: 4378

Reg: 11-21-04
09-25-23 04:18 PM - Post#358073    
    In response to Penndemonium

This is a nice little blurb about Oberti from City of basketball. Morris Catholic just won a couple games over suburban Philly teams at this big event at West Chester University.

"Michelangelo Oberti (2024 | Morris Catholic, N.J.)
The 6-foot-10 made things look easy in a 19-point effort against PW. Oberti, who recently committed to Penn, added eight rebounds and three blocks. He got an early bucket off a backdoor cut and similarly put himself in position for high-percentage looks throughout, tossing down multiple slams with ease. Oberti has deft touch with both hands and really controls his lanky frame with impressive footwork. On defense, he made shots in the paint difficult for PW when it got into the lane."

Posts: 4378

Reg: 11-21-04
09-28-23 04:03 PM - Post#358144    
    In response to AsiaSunset

New feature article on Oberti:


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